Review of Phil’s Ice House

Kohen at Phil’s Ice House

We met some of our friends at Phil’s Ice House Friday night so I wanted to give a quick review. We have been there a number of times and the food has always been really good. I had one of my favorites, the Violet Crown, a Bleu Cheese Burger topped with bleu cheese, and grilled onions on a toasted jalapeño cheese bun. Any burger also comes with regular fries or their signature sweet potato fries (my son loves both). Phil’s also has some great mini burgers that works great for the kids or those with smaller appetites.

Phil’s Ice House also has a great fenced-in play area. We were able to let the kids roam on the playground and watch from a distance. That kept our kids busy for a long time, which allowed us to spend a lot of time catching up with our friends. There always seems to be plenty of seating, but if you want a premium table under the canopy or near the playground (to better keep an eye on the kiddos), you need to keep your eye out for when someone leaves their table.

We finished the night off with some Amy’s Ice Cream, which shares the building with Phil’s. Amy’s is an Austin institution that always has fresh, creative, made-to order ice-cream/topping combinations. We had a really good time and the threat of “wolves in the bushes by the playgound” was the only thing we could do to pry our kids from the slides! Phil’s Ice House & Amy’s Ice Cream is one of the best places to eat and spend time with friends in the Crestview, Brentwood & Allandale areass and we look forward to going back.

Neighborhood Information for 78757


  • Number of Homes: 10,487
  • Active Listings: 91
  • Distressed Listings (Foreclosures & Short Sales): 1.3%

Home Ownership

  • Owned: 47.78%
  • Rent: 45.65%
  • Vacant: 6.57%


  • Median Age: 35
  • 35% Married
  • Homes with Children: 2405

Household Income Levels

Highest Education Level Attained

Data from Market Insider; deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Kyle Pfaffe, REALTOR®
Keller Williams Realty
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Crestview Real Estate Market Report, 2002-2011

Crestview Market Report (78757)

Real estate in the Crestview neighborhood of Austin, TX (within 78757), has seen phenomenal growth and changes in the last 10 years. Looking at only homes, condos and townhomes in Crestview, there were numerous changes in significant real estate metrics, including units sold, average and median sales prices, average and median prices per sqft., days on the market (DOM) and the average percent for sold-to-list price. Please call or email me for information on your particular home or on opportunities to buy or sell property in Crestview.

Sales Prices
In 2002, the the average sales price in Crestview was $159,702. At the Austin real estate market’s peak in 2006, when the most units were sold, the average price was $220,506. While total units sold dropped to only 122 in 2008, the average price still climbed to $263,876, a 65% increase vs. 2002! There has been some contraction since 2008, but prices have recently rebounded to be only -3% down from the peak, still +62%!

Units Sold & Days on Market
Number of units sold increased from 173 in 2002 to 246  in 2006, but then dropped sharply to only 122 in 2008. The average Crestview home sold in only 35 days in 2006, but that period grew to 63 days in 2010. The DOM remained constant in 2011 despite the +35% increase in units sold from 2010 to 2011.

Price Per Sqft. & Average Sold/List Price Percentage
The average price per sqft. grew from $142.69 in 2002 to $188.54 last year, a +32% increase. At its highest point in 2008, the avg. price per sqft. was $207.35. In 2011, the average sale price was only 96.45% of list price vs. 97.69% in 2002. The only time it was lower was in 2010 at 95.15%.

*Data Source: Austin MLS, 3/2/2012;  information is believed to be accurate but not guaranteed.

Kyle Pfaffe, REALTOR®
Keller Williams Realty
m: 512-636-9707